Biography

Mahmoud Jalal was born in the Tripoli, Libya in 1891, and died in Damascus in 1975. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 1939. Mahmoud Jalal contributed to the founding of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1960 and lectured there till 1970. He was awarded with the Syrian National Garter in 1971. His sculptures and oil paintings are displayed in the National Museum and in the Ministry of Culture in Damascus, with two memorials in Damascus and Aamouda in Syria. Mahmoud Jalal was influenced by the modern classic stream; the majority of his canvas depict nature, naked models, and scenes from Syrian domestic life. His sculptures, on the other hand, bas-relief or carved, are portraits of historical figures or humanitarian cases.